I’m sure you’ve heard that saying before! But it’s true. And in order to do anything well, it’s important to keep learning. We’ve mentioned that before in this blog, and we are living up to that by continuing to find new educational opportunities. Last weekend, Lee and I went to a marketing and negotiating seminar put on by a group whose educational materials and meetings have helped us a lot. It was great to attend something right in Austin, so we didn’t lose a couple of days traveling.
No matter how many times you’ve read books, done online training, or attended live training, you always can learn something else about a topic. And each trainer brings you something new. The energetic young man (a former luxury car salesman turned real estate investing coach) was no exception. He graciously shared all sorts of ways to talk to others, get agreement, etc., all the while stressing that your ultimate goal is to help people out of difficult situations. Sound familiar? It should.
I certainly am not interested in practices that deceive others or cheat people out of their money. Yes, I want to make money as a real estate investor, but I (and my partners) believe that it can be done ethically. So did that speaker.
The best part of the class was the networking, though. We got plenty of time to talk to the other folks in the class, who were from all over Texas, so potentially people to work with in the future. Going to the seminars for national organizations is fun, but you don’t meet as many people you can interact with later. This was good. We enjoyed meals with our new friends, and even got to go to the Austin Symphony with a group.